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Noragami Anime's Teaser Promo Streamed

posted on 2013-10-18 12:20 EDT
Story of girl helped by seemingly homeless, unemployed man who calls himself a "god"

The official website for the Noragami television anime series began streaming a teaser promotional video on Saturday. The video reads, "That man, with no home or job, calls himself a 'god.'"

The story follows Yato (played by Hiroshi Kamiya), a poor minor god living an insignificant life in the human world whose dream is to someday be worshiped by the masses. In hopes of garnering more of a following, he spends his time trying to spread his name by writing his cell phone number on the walls of bathrooms across the city and aiding those in need (for 5 yen). He is, as he likes to call himself, a "delivery god." Hiyori Iki (Maaya Uchida), a daughter from a respectable family, saves Yato from a traffic accident, but is hit instead. Because of this, Hiyori becomes a "Hanyō" — someone whose spirit comes out easily. Hiyori pursues Yato to get her body fixed, and the two begin their journey together with Yato's shinki (a tool gods use), a young boy named Yukine (Yuuki Kaji). As the three fight against demons who would seek to harm humans, Yato's past is gradually revealed.

The rest of the main cast includes: Aki Toyosaki as Kofuku, Asami Imai as Tomone (Mayu), Daisuke Ono as Daikoku, Jun Fukuyama as Kazuma, Mikako Komatsu as Mutsumi, Miyuki Sawashiro as Bishamon, Toru Ohkawa as Tenjin, and Rie Kugimiya as Nora.

The anime is being directed by Kotaro Tamura (Wolf Children assistant director, Baccano! episode director) at studio BONES from scripts by Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream). Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Golden Boy, Gosick) is designing the characters.

Adachitoka launched the original manga in the Monthly Shonen Magazine in 2011, and one-shot manga stories have also run in the spinoff publication Monthly Shōnen Magazine + since that same year. Kodansha will release the 10th and 11th compiled volumes of the manga next year with anime DVDs.

Adachitoka's first manga project was the art in the Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnen (Alive - The Final Evolution) manga, which Del Rey published in North America. Alive was also slated for a television anime, but the project was suspended and eventually cancelled in 2009 due to the delisting of the Gonzo anime studio from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The anime will premiere on Japanese television in January.

Update: Updated summary.

[Via NicoTubeAnime]


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